With the Winter Olympics in full cry, the U.S. these days is full to overflowing with expert figure skaters. Meanwhile, an amateur better known for her figure than for her skating has been on the ice in Paris. Taking her first lesson in the Palais de Glace, Sophia Loren (who used to roller skate on the sidewalks of Naples) found it was mainly touch and go—bruising falls and wobbly-ankle glides. But Sophia, a determined good sport, scrambled up from each spill to try again. "And as soon as I can get to Switzerland, I'm going to try some more," said the actress gamely. "Unfortunately"—and she sniffled—"I spent so much time sitting on the ice, I got the flu."

PHOTOIN A TENTATIVE GLIDE, SOPHIA CAN LAUGH PHOTOBUT A FROWN TAKES OVER SECONDS LATER WHEN AMATEUR STANDING FAILS HER
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)